BYU football: BYU, Brandon Doman continue cultivating recruits from American Samoa

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  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 11, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    Tomahawk Red

    Irrelevance is finishing 8th in the conference, LOSING to every conference opponent with a winning record, and failing to win the pathetically weak PAC 12 South because you were dominated in your final home game by one of the worst teams in the country.

  • lanius Woods Cross, UT
    June 11, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    Very Shakespearean, comedic and tragic. Love it!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 10, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    @tomahawk red

    "Once again proving that imitation is indeed the most sincere form of flattery."

    You managed to copy me but I'm just amused by it, not particularly flattered. Not able to come up with your own material huh?


  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 10, 2012 12:57 a.m.

    Highland, UT

    We only care because it's funny, not because it matters.



    I think the man FINALLY woke up.

    We talk about BYU because they are great comedy. Not because they matter. And certainly not because anyone is obsessed.

    Now wait for the reply about why that can't be.

    in 3, 2, 1...

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 10, 2012 12:52 a.m.

    Sandy, UT
    @utah-hawaii-alum aka naval vet

    Once again proving that imitation is indeed the most sincere form of flattery.


    Then why isn't there a single team in the country "copying" BYU's errant move into independence with a MWC/Sun Belt schedule?

    Every other team is running in one direction (BCS/Playoffs). BYU is the only one running in the other direction (irrelevance).

    Ha ha ha.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 9, 2012 7:41 a.m.


    We only care because it's funny, not because it matters.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 8, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    cougarista: Sure, we care a lot. It's why we keep talking about the CU loss.

  • BYUSU Zion, UT
    June 8, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    The NFL will find talent where ever it is. Its not just the Big Boys and Utah that get the picks. Look at Utah State and the draft picks they had.

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    June 8, 2012 4:56 p.m.


    Give it a rest; the BCS is dead and only a delusional Utah fan would think that finishing 8th, with a losing record in the PAC 12, makes U a big boy (Washington State welcomes the company).

    As usual, BYU was good enough to finish in the Top 25 and play 11 games on national television.

    As usual, Utah finished UNRANKED, with an UGLY season-ending loss at home to a 10-loss team, and hardly any nationally televised games.

    It's laughable that Utah fans are so insecure that two years after Utah's invite to the PAC 12, instead finding a PAC 12 blog to talk with smack with Trojan and Ducks fans, you're still here obsessing about a "fading, irrelevant, independent, mid-major" supposedly "former" rival.

    Once a little brother, always a little brother.

  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    June 8, 2012 4:35 p.m.


    "Cougar fans could not care less."

    Then why did you respond to it?

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    June 8, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    Post that obtuse remark under a UofU story. Cougar fans could not care less.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 8, 2012 3:30 p.m.


    Just stating a fact. If my son can play at the next level - NFL - or at least wants a shot then I would obviously want him to play in the BIG spot light of the Pac12 and BCS and not isolated in independence waste land playing Idaho State. Sorry but the Y is going to find its talent pool dwindling every year unless the higher - ups at the university make a top priority into getting into the Big 12 conference. I am starting to wonder if the Y's days participating in the NCAA are numbered anyway with the way college football is changing moving to more and more Sunday play and creating all these super conferences.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 8, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    I like it when people like striker talk about Colorado. The Utes lost to them, how sad. But its not sad at all that we lost to the team that lost to Colorado by 44.

  • ZelphExists Salt Lake City, UT
    June 8, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    There is a lot of U of U talk on this comment board yet not a lot of talk on what the article is actually about. This only tells me one thing.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    June 8, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Patriot I guess that our comments mean the other schools, including Utah, don't have the same high academic standards, so the kids have to accept what they can get.

    Utah-Hawaii Alum. You need to go to the Salt Lake Tribune Website and you will see a propaganda machine for Utah. Each paper supports their schoo. Try expanding your reading sources and you will see what I am talking about.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    June 8, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    BYU and the State of Utah have strong ties to Polynesia, it's good to see the coaching staff renew their efforts there.

    June 8, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    International Cougar Fan

    In the last year I have read exactly one UofU Sports article and that was about the women's gymnastics team! Otherwise just don't have the time or interest for UofU Sports.

    Every team has some crazy fans, so maybe there are some BYU fans that take the time to read and comment on UofU articles? I know, seems crazy, but it is possible!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 8, 2012 7:43 a.m.


    If you are refering to a certain local school to the north, well, they don't have to lower academic requirements for the football team. The standard academic requirements there are already that low.

  • International Cougar Fan Tacoma, WA
    June 7, 2012 11:44 p.m.

    I don't read articles about U of U Football because it doesn't interest me. It cracks me up how these BYU haters will read articles about BYU Football and then take the time to write something about the article that they read. Utah Football, in the PAC 12 and still have "little brother" syndrome.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 7, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    the best Samoa athletes go to the U now. The Y gets the left overs. PAC12 and BCS vs independent and Armed Forces Bowl. No brainer.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    June 7, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    @utah-hawaii-alum aka naval vet

    Here you are again. Does your obsession with all things BYU have no end?
    Do you actually think your snide remarks carry any weight?

    The fact of the matter is, BYU wrote the book on recruiting polynesian players.
    It's been going on for 50 years now.

    Among the programs which have copied BYU with recruiting Polynesian kids are SC and Washington, Actual Elite Schools of the Pac 10+, and yes, even your beloved Posing Utes navy boy, Copy BYU, it started with McBride..

    Once again proving that imitation is indeed the most sincere form of flattery.

    Not only does Utah still live in BYU's shadow, they emulate everything BYU does.

    Now, go out there Eccles U's....Red Tailed-Rock Hawks and try to produce 23 Conference Championships in football,a National Championship, a Heisman Trophy winner and Outland's, and another 14 National Awards. And then try to produce a College Hall of Famer or 7 as has BYU, and maybe Super Bowl and NFL MVP's.

    And maybe then, ESPN will put 11 of your games a year on their Network too.

    Until then....Still Wannabees!

  • localblue Sandy, UT
    June 7, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    Can't we just lower the academic requirements for football players? Seems to work well for other schools :-)

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    June 7, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    "I need therapy."

    Worrying about losing twice Colorado would do that to people I guess.

    June 7, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    I don't care where they come from - I just can't stand this Independent thing any longer. It feels lonely. And now we are going to Samoa to get players. It makes it feel even farther away.

    I need therapy.